Campus Leadership

Dawn Girardelli, MS.Ed

Associate Dean
Northeastern University
San Francisco Bay Area

Dawn Girardelli is an experienced college administrator with expertise in workforce development, continuing/contract education, change management and leading large scale workforce strategic initiatives such as: Diversity in Tech (SF Bay Area); SV-TVC CTE Collaborative (SF East Bay); STEM CORE (Salt Lake City) and Entrepreneurial Incubator (Salt Lake City). She also has a successful track record of developing and operating new educational centers centered on workforce development and building effective partnerships with key government, education, business and community leaders.

Dawn currently serves as the Associate Dean of Northeastern University-San Francisco Bay Area. In this role, she oversees the programs, services and operations at the San Jose and San Francisco campuses as well as building strategic partnerships within the region that deepens Northeastern University’s commitment and connection to the San Francisco Bay Area.

Previously, Dawn served as the Dean of  FHDA Education Center, CTE & Workforce Development at Foothill College (2013-2018); Director of Off Campus and Community Education Programs & Executive Director of EB/TV CTE Community Collaborative at Chabot College (2013-2018); Director of School of Business and Division of Continuing Ed Programs at Salt Lake Community College (2005-2008); Foundation Officer at iWorlds (2006-2007).

Dawn holds a Master of Science Degree in Education and a Bachelor Degree in Psychology each from Cal State University, East Bay.

Dawn is married to Mike Girardelli and together they have 3 children: Kevin, Kylie & Kami. Dawn is an avid reader, loves history and enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.